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Thread: Wonky tables
25/02/2020 15:47:11
Posted by Nicholas Wheeler 1 on 24/02/2020 21:30:00:

As my right leg is 20mm shorter than the left, I wobble before entering the pub......

So you wobble on the way in and walk steadily on the way out

Isn't darwinism wonderful

Thread: Hobbymat MD65 - help figuring out accessories (photos)
25/02/2020 09:57:06

Don't chuck anything out

As you improve your scope and skills you use things you thought were useless

Those blue tools are gold dust once you suss out how to grind and use them

Thread: What sort of things DO NOT inspire you
23/02/2020 09:37:29

A good angle grinder saves you hours of effort over the years

Those precious hours can be used to do more productive things

22/02/2020 10:50:46

re: the telly being rubbish

I took out a virgin mobile deal to watch telly type stuff on utube etc, I'm a big fan of old documentaries as well as anything else thats interesting

current deals go up to 120gb for 23 bananas a month

With a decent tablet you can view stuff anywhere anytime

Charging is an issue with gadgets but they have magnetic plug adaptors nowadays, these simply fit in to the port and clip on and off, there are lots to choose from at various prices

Edited By Ady1 on 22/02/2020 10:58:21

Thread: Cost of Stamps to Increase
21/02/2020 16:20:06

While we're on weird postal stuff The Donald is pulling out of the International Postal agreement this year


So the old system of 20p from China and 20 dollars from the USA may be finished by the end of the year

Thread: Recovering from disaster
21/02/2020 00:05:20

I would agree with the phone video idea

Do your entire house and all your garage space

If I was sooper efficient I would video in my boxes and cupboards too

Thread: Parkside (Lidl) Cordless Angle Grinder
20/02/2020 16:53:34

I missed that impact gun Russ, lucky you, I will look out for it

Got the corded gun which has yet to be defeated by a wheelnut or anything else

20/02/2020 16:42:56

They are congregating most of their kit around a generic 20v system at the minit

so some stuff can be sold without a battery+charger

most of my stuff is the old 12v system but I need lighter kit because of thumb and wrist trubbles

The 20v system will be more powerful but there's a weight penalty to deal with

Edited By Ady1 on 20/02/2020 16:47:14

20/02/2020 11:06:20

I would take it back and wait for the corded 240v angle grinder if I were you

The corded one is fabby, like the impact gun, a pure pleasure to use

I use a battery drill driver, they have incredible low speed torque, that battery compressor is great, the battery impact guns are weak but great for general nut and bolt work

Of course this may be the one tool that saves your a** one day because it is so portable...

My main worry would be whether it has enough high speed grunt to cut properly, which is harder to achieve for a battery than low speed grunt

A small grinder disc cuts up to 3 inches away from the power delivery centreline which is very different from drilling holes and screwing screws


Thread: WM18 - Broken it again :(
17/02/2020 21:43:03

Anything above 16mm should be bored on a hobby unit

Thread: Drilling small holes in hardend steel
17/02/2020 10:23:20

carbide tipped, whatever you use

slow speed high torque

must be a stiff setup so a short drill bit

Thread: Couple of things at Lidl
16/02/2020 09:42:38

Got the cordless compressor and air blower, 40 bananas this week

up to 100psi with a digital pressure limit switch

Nicely made bit of kit, one of those "when you need it " things

edit: they also had welding masks in, ~23 bananas

Edited By Ady1 on 16/02/2020 09:44:05

Thread: Tanks for CO2 engines.
16/02/2020 09:33:02

There must be a few enthusiast sites out there who have solutions

I do know that pressurised bottles can be quite sophisticated seamless construction and have rolled threads for strength

Edited By Ady1 on 16/02/2020 09:34:11

Thread: Encryption software
16/02/2020 09:25:13


old phone numbers and car numberplates

For some reason I never forgot my first car, I was the proud owner of a jobby brown escort

("aztec bronze" being the official colour)

Edited By Ady1 on 16/02/2020 09:26:14

16/02/2020 08:57:44

Sadly I have to disagree that your head is the safest place, many a time I've stood in a shop because I cant recall my card no

Use the years

so 5375

ascent of everest

end of vietnam war



Edited By Ady1 on 16/02/2020 09:27:21

16/02/2020 07:58:46

I use non words which are easy to remember



Just make up your own unique system and throw in numbers etc

The safest most secure and convenient place is inside your head

Edited By Ady1 on 16/02/2020 08:00:21

Thread: Locked out of computer
15/02/2020 22:56:52

Dead motherboard battery?

They conk out after 4 years plus

Its a button battery on the motherboard

Thread: Did i make the right choice buying an old banger Myford lathe.
14/02/2020 09:53:00

A less powerful machine will teach you a lot more about cutting tools and metal working because you have to squeeze every last drop out of a limited setup

If you upgrade to a powerful motor after a weedy one you realise that you would never have learnt all those little things that added up to make you a better turner because a more powerful setup simply sweeps through any energy sapping niggles in the setup

A less powerful setup also teaches you a lot about speeds and feeds

Edited By Ady1 on 14/02/2020 09:54:30

Thread: Fast bit of engineering work.
12/02/2020 23:00:09
Posted by Mick B1 on 12/02/2020 21:03:53:

I'm certainly aware of living in one of the most fortunate populations in history - any other time or place I'd be pretty seriously crippled, if indeed still functional at all.

We rank amongst the most fortunate people in the whole of human history

Apart from the skeletal and heart stuff we've also got antibiotics and vaccinations, both of which are incredible inventions ...and it's all free too...

Thread: What would I use a Plasma Cutter For
09/02/2020 12:49:05

Confused me too when I got one, I got the 80A inverter welder

It's a great hobby welder, and produces nowhere near as much smoke as a transformer welder

It's not really a plasma cutter, but you can use it to melt metal out of awkward spots

So if you miss drill a hole you can widen it by melting out some metal and fill up the part of the hole that is in the wrong spot

For CUTTING metal an angle grinder is the way to go, those modern 1mm stainless cutting discs are amazing

Edited By Ady1 on 09/02/2020 12:52:25

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